How the Burlington FHT Works For You
Family Health Teams (FHTs) are health care organizations that include a team of Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide health care for their community.
“Family Health Teams allow Physicians and other allied health providers to work as a team to focus on keeping patients healthy. The vision calls for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other members of the team to practice together in a positive working environment, sharing and benefiting from the complementary knowledge and skills of their colleagues.” Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Family Health Teams ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set up based on local health and community needs. They focus on chronic disease management, disease prevention and health promotion, and work with other health care organizations, such as public health units and Community Care Access Centres.